North Dakota Association of Counties Scholarship:  Open to students who have a parent or grandparent employed by a county in North Dakota. This includes elected county officials, appointed officials, full-time employees, and permanent part-time employees. Based on leadership Honors, Personal Statements and academic achievement.  Amount: $2000 (6).  Due: June 9th .  NDACo Scholarship Fund, c/o Institute of Local Government, PO Box 877, Bismarck ND 58502, (800) 932-8730  Apply at:


North Dakota Farmers Union Scholarship: Students who are current Farmers Union members.  Field of study is not limited to agri-business, but should relate to/benefit rural America. Amount: $500 (2) Due: Jan 31st. Additional scholarship opportunities available at the national level.  Address: P.O. Box 2136, Jamestown, ND 58402 (800) 366-8331  Download application at:


Farmers Union Coop House Scholarship: For current members of Farmers Union, members of a cooperative or relative of past Co-op House members. Applicant must be enrolled as a freshman at NDSU. Amount: $500 (at least three). Due: March 16th Address: ND Farmers Union, Box 2136, Jamestown, ND 58402. (800) 366-6338.  Download application at:

GE – Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program:  Seniors who embody the characteristics of President Ronald Reagan at school, in the community, in the workplace, and at home.  Amount: $40,000 (20)  Due: Jan. 4th  Apply at:                                      

North Dakota Rural Water Systems Association:  Seniors enrolling in Bismarck State College’s Water & Treatment Technology program OR a child or grandchild of a current city/rural water system employee, OR elected city/rural water system official. Preference given to North Dakota residents.  Based on career goals, leadership activities, financial need and an essay.  Amount: $9000 in scholarships, Due: March 31st .   2718 Gateway Avenue, Suite 201, Bismarck, ND 58503, (800) 349-6951.


AgCountry Farm Credit Services Scholarship:  Applicants must be from an actively farming or ranching family OR must be planning to pursue a career in farming or some other aspect of agriculture such as agricultural extension, agricultural education, soil conservation, farm and ranch management, agricultural finance, veterinary medicine or agribusiness. Applicants must also line in Eastern North Dakota or Western Minnesota.  Amount: $1000 (36).  Due: March 1st.  Apply at:


America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders Scholarship:  Sponsored by Monsanto for students pursuing an ag-related field of study. The selection process takes into account the whole student - FFA involvement, work experience, Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE), community service, leadership skills and academics.  Students need two farmer endorsements on their application.  Amount: $1500 (over 1800).  Enrollment date: Nov.15- Feb 6th .  Apply at: 


AXA Achievement Scholarship:  Looking for well-rounded students, determined to succeed and have demonstrated achievement – at a job, sport or extracurricular activity.  Amount:  one time awards of $2500, $10,000 and $25,000 (one per state).  Due: December 14th. Application at:


ND American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship:  Student attending a college or technical school in North Dakota.  Membership and/or affiliation with the American Legion is not required.  Essay of 200 words on your life, education, and goals. Financial need is an important factor.  Two letters of reference. Amount: $300 (3).  Due: May 1st    Myrna Ronholm, ND ALA Education Chairman, 510 8th St. SW, Jamestown, ND 58401  (701) 252-0000  Application at:


ND American Legion Auxiliary, Past Presidents Parley - Nursing Scholarship:  Applicant must be son or daughter (adopted, step, grand, great-grand) of a living, deceased, or disabled honorably discharged veteran who served during active war dates.  Must be a North Dakota resident planning on entering the nursing profession.  Amount: $500. Due: March 1st.  Application at:


ND Jaycee Lisa Burdolski Memorial and Senate Scholarships:  Based on academics, community service, leadership, and family income.  Amount: $300 (4) and $1000 (1).  Due Jan. 11th.  Mail application to the following address:  ND Jaycee Senate Scholarship, 1372 32nd St. S. #7, Fargo ND 58103.  Apply at: or


Real Deal Scholarship: Every month. October – March the Bank of North Dakota awards eight seniors from across the state a $500 scholarship.  In April 2017, these 48 students will have the opportunity to compete for a $3000 scholarship.  Seniors need to have at least a 2.5 GPA, demonstrate school or community involvement in at least activities, and plan to attend a North Dakota college or university.  Apply early to increase your chances of winning.  One application is good for each monthly drawing.  Apply at:  

Alert Magazine Scholarship:  Write an essay (650 – 800 words) about a personal encounter you or someone you know has had with drug and/or alcohol abuse. Discuss how it was dealt with, what you learned from the experience, and what was right or wrong (in your opinion) about the way the incident or problem was handled.  Senior with a 2.5 GPA.  Amount:  $500   Mail your essay, transcripts, photo, name, phone number, address, and school name to: Alert Magazine, Attn: Scholarship, P.O. Box 4833  Boise, ID 83711    1-800-398-0842

North Dakota Scholars Program: 20 – 25  tuition scholarships (at the state school rate) given to students attending an in-state college. The scholarship is based on ACT scores and class rank. The top 5% of scorers on ACT (usually 32) taken between October and June 31st of the student’s junior year qualify.